Cleaning tile grout

September 26, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

Tips to clean tile grout, tile maintenanceTile cleaning is an issue which many people struggle with. Cleaning the grout can be a tough job as the dirt and grime stuck in those spaces don’t go away by simple sweeping and mopping. You can use special products and tools to clean these areas. A bottle cleaner brush would be the best option for this job. You can get oxygen bleach to use as the cleaning solution. Herbal solutions could also be used to clean grout areas. They are healthier and they also cannot cause any allergies.

You can even use household cleaning products instead of buying anything. Vinegar is a good cleaner. Simple bleach and baking soda should also do the trick. You need top clean the area well with water and let it air dry after wiping the floor with a dry mop you should also have an exhaust fan in the bathroom or kitchen where these tiles are usually placed.

How to maintain your antiques

September 21, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Care

Tips to maintain antiques, home careAntiques are a special part of every house. Antiques may be any object like an old vase, an old wall clock or just about anything that you have inherited from your ancestors or bought it from an antique market. Since antiques are old, they need to be taken proper care of if you have plans of passing them on to the next generations as well. Here are a few tips that might help you maintain your antiques:

• Make sure that your antiques are well placed and away from moisture. Excess exposure to air and moisture can harm your antiques in more then one way and lead to their degradation. The best way to display and preserve your antique at the same time is to display it in an airtight glass display.
• Wipe clean your antique regularly to prevent dirt from settling on them. Avoid water though and go for a soft, dry and moist cloth.

Victorian designs for your guest room

September 16, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Decor

Home decor ideas, home decorWant some unique design interior decorations for the guest room to allure your guests? There are many ways in which you can decorate the guest room to attract the guests. You can decorate your guest room with Victorian decoration style. It is a very uncommon style of designing and also a unique one. But before you decorate your room in the Victorian design patterns, you need to know the basics about the patterns.

If the items in the guest room are designed in the Victorian style, the room will get a Victorian look. So make sure that you get chairs and other furniture in the guest room designed in the Victorian pattern. You can find intricately designed antique Victorian styled chairs and tables and other furniture in the auction. Other than these you can put up pictures on the wall that date back to the Victorian age. The frames of the pictures should also be designed in the pattern. Above all these things, if you fit a Victorian chandelier or a lamp shade in the centre of the room, it will impart an aristocratic Victorian look to your guest room.

Modern furniture extravaganza

September 11, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Furniture

Modern furniture, furnitureToday we all crave for all things modern. Most houses are designed so that they look good and modern at the same time and provide all the luxury that money and technology can buy. We naturally look for the best when it comes to our home décor as well and though good looks is definitely a factor, utilities also play a very big role in our life when it comes to accessories and furniture.

Modern furniture is available in varied sizes and shapes these days. These furniture pieces are tailor build for comfort and luxury and are apt for any home décor. They blend in perfectly no matter where you place them and with a little maintenance will last long enough to offer you value for money. These furniture pieces are intelligently built and they make sure not to eat up much space in our house and offer storage options too.

Pavers vs. timber decking

September 06, 2012  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Home Improvement

home improvement, constructon tipsIf you have been thinking of building a patio or deck then there are two major materials to choose from, pavers and timber decking. According to most consumers, pavers are better than timber decking for the following ways:

• It is easier to purchase the required amount of stone pavers then timber as wood has to be treated earlier to make it resistant to water and moisture, thus making it more expensive then pavers.
• Pavers do not need to be cut and measured so they save you a lot of time. If you go for timber decking, you will have to be prepared to wait for a long installation time.
• Pavers can be laid around the plants and trees in your garden so there is no need to uproot your favorite object, which is not the case with timber decking.
• Pavers are more versatile when it comes to adjusting to different décor.